Jewish settlers take over homes in Arab part of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ultra-nationalist Israelis took over a four-story building in the heart of an Arab neighborhood in east Jerusalem on Thursday, raising fears of fresh violence in the tense area.

  • Written by MIRIAM BERGER, Associated Press

AP EXCLUSIVE: California tax donations lost in bureaucracy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Every year when they do their taxes, Californians donate millions for charitable causes, but nearly $10 million of that money sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year and some of the funding never reaches its intended target, according to a review by The Associated Press.

  • Written by FENIT NIRAPPIL, Associated Press

Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters prepared to march, and the attorney general's office urged him to step down "to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation."

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Greece moves closer to announcement of early election date

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's first female prime minister, a top judge, was sworn in Thursday to head a caretaker government ahead of early elections next month in the bailout-dependent country.

  • Written by ELENA BECATOROS, Associated Press NICHOLAS PAPHITIS, Associated Press